Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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TICKER TAPE: INFRA

DELHI METRO TO 200 PLUS STATIONS IN 2016

New Delhi finds itself in exclusive company barely 12 years of the inception of the Delhi Metro. It is all set to become the 7th city in the world to have over 200 metro stations with the completion of the Delhi Metro's Phase III. The Delhi Metro network will have more than 241 stations after Phase III which will make it only the seventh city in the world to have more than 200 metro stations. The national capital will have the highest number of metro stations after Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. Most of the metro networks with stations in excess of 200 stations are run by multiple operators.

 

LAND FOR AGRA LUCKNOW EXPRESSWAY

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh have acquired 2,061 hectares from farmers and land owners for the proposed 301 km Agra-Lucknow Expressway. This contributes to close to 70 percent of total land required for the Rs.10,000 crore project which will cross 10 districts viz. Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kannauj, Kanpur City, Unnao, Hardoi and Lucknow. It is reported UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) sources said the government has so far acquired land rom 22,525 farmers spanning 217 villages and efforts are on to acquire additional land. The contract for the project has already been awarded to PNC Infratech, Afcons Infrastructure, Nagarjuna Construction Company and L&T.

 

CLEARANCE FOR 4 LANE ODISHA HIGHWAY

The Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher stretch will be developed as a four-lane National Highway in Odisha following the clearance given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The project is to be built through engineering procurement contract. It is reported the cost of the project has been pegged at Rs.1,476.56 crore. This includes the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed will be approximately 133 km.

 

MOU FOR PUDUCHERRY PORT

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Puducherry government and Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL), Chennai, for developing the Puducherry Port. Under the terms of the agreement KPL will carry out a detailed project report for development of the Puducherry Port. The project report will examine aspects such as development of the port to enable it to handle various types of clean cargos included those related to containers, integration of tourism with maritime activities and the infrastructure requirements. It is reported a port official said the development will be taken up in eco-friendly manner following the  submission of the detailed project report by the KPL.

 

SYSTRA- RITES FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL

Pre-feasibility studies of the 450 km long Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar corridor project will be conducted by French consultant agency Systra along with railways subsidiary RITES. The assignment will explore the possibility of running a bullet train at a maximum speed of 300 km per hour which will reduce travel time between the national capital and the pilgrimage centre to around two and half hours from the current six. It is reported the Rs.7 crore study will identify suitable routes for high speed alignment and station locations using satellite imagery data. A report expected to be submitted in seven months will also include environment impact, potential passengers as well as an indicative estimate of the cost of the connection on the high speed rail network.

 

AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR NOIDA METROLINKS

An agreement has been signed between Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and authorities in Noida for the construction of two metro links – Noida City Centre to Sector 62 and Noida City Centre to Greater Noida.  Expected to be completed in 2017 the two links will be constructed at a cost of Rs.7,413 crore. While the 6.67 km link between City Centre Metro station in Sector 32 and 62 will cost Rs.1,880 crore, the 29.7 km line between City Centre Metro station and Greater Noida will carry a 5,533 crore price tag.

 

CENTRAL FUNDS FOR AHMEDABAD METRO

Following the recent clearance of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project by the Union Cabinet the Centre is to contribute Rs.1,190 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt. It is reported Phase I of the 35.96 km project, implemented by the Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Ltd has a total cost of Rs.10,773 crore. It will be converted into a 50:50 joint enterprise run by the Central Government and the Government of Gujarat. 

 

NAVI MUMBAI AIRPORT WORK FROM JAN

Authorities of the City and Industrial Development Corporation will commence pre-development work for the Navi Mumbai International airport from January. The work which will include relocation of power transmission lines and reclamation of marsh land site, flattening of hillocks and diversion of the Ulwe river will cost Rs.2,000 crore, which will be funded by CIDCO, and take a year to complete. If everything goes as per plan the first phase of the Rs.14,500-crore Navi Mumbai airport will be completed by the end of 2018.

 




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